When it comes to looking for a new career, having the right tools and resources can make a huge difference in how employers respond to your inquiries. Taking your quest online can be a great place to start if you don't already have some leads or any idea of who's hiring. It is also important to remember that some of the best jobs are never advertised online. Therefore, it may be a good idea to post your resume on job sites so that it is searchable to recruiters who are seeking qualified candidates for those unadvertised jobs.

Try utilizing several social networking sites such as LinkedIn® to promote yourself and get your name out there. Also, newspapers are still an excellent way of finding positions that may not be advertised on job boards. Stay focused on your objective and only apply for jobs in which you are qualified. This will minimize your time/effort and maximize your chances of identifying lucrative opportunities.

Most importantly, make sure you have an impressive resume that will get you past the screening process. One of the most common mistakes many job seekers make is not putting enough effort into their first impression, the resume!

Are you ready to make a strong first impression?